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Backup Camera

There are a lot of details that go into shopping for a new vehicle. This is especially true nowadays when there is so much different technology and features to think about. Some people like to keep their vehicles simple, and easy to use, but there are some really great features that you might want to consider. They are designed to not only make your vehicle more comfortable and convenient, but they also help when it comes to safety. One of these features is the backup camera. Installed in the majority of vehicles these days, your backup camera will provide you…
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When to Rely on a Car Cover

When you first bought your vehicle, you promised yourself that you were going to give it the best care possible. Byers Kia of Lewis Center is here to help you understand just how a car cover can help you care for your vehicle.

A car cover can provide your vehicle with the protection that it needs if you are going to be leaving the vehicle outside and you are concerned about all that the birds in your area might do to it. A car cover can also help to protect the color of your vehicle and keep it from fading…
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An Effective Test Drive

Whenever you are in the market for a new vehicle, you should always take a test drive of the vehicle or vehicles that you are interested in. You can't tell that much by just looking at the car. When taking a test drive, you should make sure to do a few things.

You should try to bring someone with you to the test drive. This person can help spot problems with a car that you might miss. Always drive at a number of different speeds. Test drive a vehicle in both highway and city driving. Make sure that you…

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A Quick Guide to Hiring the Right Mechanic

Finding a reliable mechanic can be difficult. If you aren't a car expert, it's hard to gauge when a mechanic is trying to upsell you, or when they don't know enough about your particular vehicle. Thankfully, there are a few simple ways to find a trustworthy mechanic.

First, do your research. Before you bring your car into the shop, get a feel for how your car works. Instead of poring over highly technical manuals, search online for basic tutorials on the inner workings of cars. If you know what's wrong with your vehicle, search for troubleshooting…

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Driving in the Rain: How to Get There Safely

Driving in the rain brings some special challenges and an increased risk of hazards. Your friends here at Byers Kia of Lewis Center want you to know what precautions to take so that you can drive safely in rainy weather.

First of all, slow down. If you drive too fast on a wet road, you are more likely to hydroplane. Hydroplaning happens when your tires lose traction with the roadway and instead start to glide on a thin film of water. This can turn into a dangerous situation quickly.

Give yourself extra space for stopping. Slamming hard on the brakes…
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Are Summer Tires Better Than All-Season Tires in Warmer Weather?

The crew at Byers Kia of Lewis Center wanted to keep you informed about the reasons to switch to summer tires as the warmer weather approaches. These tires are better at handling, braking, and cornering, compared to all-season tires.

The summer tires have fewer grooves in the tread, which not only provides more contact with the road, it also helps to improve handling.

The summer tires ride in the rain better than all-season tires. The reason being is the summer tires have a specific tread pattern that will help to move rainwater off the road faster to help avoid sliding…
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Avoiding A Tire Blowout

The tires on your vehicle are largely responsible for keeping you safe while you are on the road regardless of what kind of road conditions you are driving on. Avoiding a tire blowout is very important because this can be a scary and dangerous situation to be in. Your tires need to be maintained just like any other part of your vehicle and if you know something is wrong with your tires, bring your vehicle in to Byers Kia of Lewis Center as soon as you can.

In addition to routine maintenance on your tires you will want to make…

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Vehicle Weight and Tire Wear

Tires are tough and durable members of the suspension system. Tires that are mounted on compatible vehicles can last many years before replacements become necessary, but tires mounted on incompatible cars can quickly develop dangerous flaws.

Tire manufacturers carefully design their products for specific vehicles and vehicle types. As such, most tires include weight restrictions. Drivers who abide by these weight restrictions face few operational issues, but operators who use incompatible tires may be flirting with future issues.

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Does Your Car's Ignition Need to Be Inspected?

When your car won't turn over and start, you might think it is a dead battery. If you test the battery and it seems fine, or all the electronics inside come on, it could be a problem with the ignition. One sign of an ignition problem is a grinding noise when you turn the key to crank.

You might also notice a whining sound. This sound comes from a problem with the starter gear. It means that the gear is not engaging the flywheel, which is a cause for concern. All of these signs point to the need for…

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Learn the Signs of Gasket Problems

Recognizing the symptoms your car is giving you and having the proper service performed quickly can help prevent a small problem from becoming bigger--and more costly to repair. That's why learning the signs your gaskets may need to be replaced is important to your engine's health.

Gaskets form a seal between various engine components to keep fluids, gasses, and other liquids from leaking into places they aren't meant to be. Gaskets can last a long time, but if you notice any of the following signs, you should suspect one of your gaskets may be failing and get…

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